Widely considered to be England’s greatest ever potter, Josiah Wedgwood revolutionised ceramic production in Georgian Britain with a combination of cutting-edge technology, trailblazing manufacturing efficiency and his trademark eye for design and marketing.

 

However, in a fascinating new biography based on the innovative potter’s personal notebooks, director of the Victoria and Albert Museum Tristram Hunt discovers that Wedgwood was an important radical voice within 18th century politics too.

 

Join Tristram as he discusses Wedgwood’s passion for religious toleration, his key role in the abolitionist movement and how Tristram pieced this hidden history together from Wedgwood’s own words.

About The Chair

Sir Richard Lambert

Sir Richard Lambert is Chairman of Bloomsbury Publishing. Richard was the editor of the Financial Times from 1991 to 2001; a member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 to 2006, and Director General of the CBI from 2006 to 2011. He served as Chancellor of Warwick University from 2008 to 2016 and the Chairman of the British Museum from 2014 to 2021.

About The Author

Tristram Hunt